Featured Content September 11, 2019 – Remembering those who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S.
As we mark the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks on the United States, special observances and tributes are planned all across the country. September 11th has been designated as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, and on September 5, 2019, President Trump proclaimed Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, 2019, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. The following are links to related publications on govinfo and related resources as the nation commemorates 9/11.
On July 29, 2019, the President signed into law The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
The VCF Permanent Authorization Act extends the VCF’s claim filing deadline from December 18, 2020, to October 1, 2090, and appropriates such funds as may be necessary to pay all approved claims. Check the VCF website frequently for updates. (Source: VCF website )
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission), was an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and signed into law by President George W. Bush in late 2002.
The Commission's final report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for, and the immediate response to, the attacks. This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the Commission's final report.
April 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1460 – Serve America Act
President Obama signed into law (Public Law 111-13) the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act designating the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized "National Day of Service and Remembrance.”
December 18, 2001, 115 Stat. 876 – Patriot Day Resolution
President George W. Bush signed Resolution 71 into law (Public Law 107-89) designating September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, remembering those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack
36 U.S.C. 144 – Patriot Day
The Patriot Day Resolution as codified in the U.S. Code
- National Day of Service and Remembrance from the The Corporation for National Community Service
- Today in History - September 11 from the Library of Congress
- FBI's 9/11 investigation
- Photographs from the International Space Station over the New York City area by Expedition 3 Commander Frank Culbertson from NASA
- youth.gov was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs and is composed of 21 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. Visit their website to find opportunities for youth to get involved and serve.